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March 7, 2014 | Douglas P. Guarino | Security of Chemicals
Lawmakers are urging new rules be issued under an existing Obama executive order.
International officials said Syria appears poised to miss a March 15 target date for eliminating a dozen chemical-arms manufacturing sites, Reuters reports.
March 7, 2014 | Rachel Oswald | Preparedness and Response, Radiological
Congressional auditors are telling the Energy Department it should collaborate more with other key agencies on developing ways to secure radiological items.
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March 7, 2014 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
An Iranian envoy said his nation held meaningful technical discussions with six other nations this week on its long-running nuclear dispute, Reuters reports.
March 7, 2014 | Diane Barnes | Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction
A senior U.S. diplomat stressed Russia's "self-interest" in eliminating Syria's chemical arms, as a rift grew between Moscow and other capitals over Ukraine.
Some of Russia's neighbors are looking to boost their military capabilities in the face of the nuclear-armed power's continued occupation of Crimea.
China on Friday acknowledged that a recent North Korea ballistic-missile test put at risk a passenger airplane flying in its path, Reuters reported.
March 7, 2014
What’s next on nonproliferation and international security, in Washington and around the globe.
A White House official confirmed that U.S. envoys will push to establish global standards for safeguarding sensitive materials at an upcoming Nuclear Security Summit.
Quote of the Day
Lt. Gen. Charles Davis, the U.S. Air Force military deputy for acquisition, on the growing price tag of a new nuclear-capable bomber.
Of course it's not going to be $550 million a copy, once you add in everything.